The refugee process can be very confusing. But there are lots of good resources than can help you:

Refugee Process Flow Chart

Source: CLEO

This flow chart will help you to visualize the refugee determination system and the different options available to you as you move through it. You will see two flowchart options: inland claim or port-of-entry claim

Refugee Hearing Prep Guide

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This downloadable guide to the Refugee Process is available in multiple languages. It is a great resources to understand how to make a refugee claim and how to prepare for your hearing.

Hearing Decision Making

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The meetgary.ca website will help you understand how decision makers at the Immigration and Refugee Board make their decisions. Available in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic.

Steps to Justice

Source: CLEO

This website will help answer many of your questions about the refugee process. Also learn about your rights related to housing, employment, income, COVID-19 and more.

Immigration and Refugee Board

The IRB is the independent tribunal of the Government of Canada responsible for refugee determination decisions. Visit their website for updates about hearing processes, as well as information about making a claim, filing an appeals, making a complaint and more.

Your Refugee Hearing

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Check out this interactive site to see what to expect in the waiting room, in the hearing room and tips and resources before, during and after your hearing.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Check out the official Government of Canada information about making a refugee claim, irregular border crossings, appeals, services, avoiding fraud, statistics and more.

Attend a Ready Tour

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Learn about the refugee hearing, including what to expect on your hearing day and how you can prepare. Register for a Ready Tour today!

Safe Third Country Agreement

Source: Canadian Council for Refugees

If you or someone you know is in the United States and wants to make a refugee claim at the Canadian Border, make sure you get good information about eligibility and the process. Not all people are eligible to make a refugee claim at the US-Canada border!